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It's a smash hit! Chinese seeing films on big screens again

It's a smash hit! Chinese seeing films on big screens again

BEIJING — The thrills and chills of the big screen are back in the world's biggest film market.
Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on bias

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed.
Head of Canada's largest pension plan Machin receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: memo

Head of Canada's largest pension plan Machin receives COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai: memo

TORONTO — The head of Canada's largest pension fund received a COVID-19 vaccination while on a "very personal" trip to Dubai, he told staff in an email Thursday night.
Review: Billie Eilish, unfiltered, in new documentary

Review: Billie Eilish, unfiltered, in new documentary

If you're coming to “ Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry ” hoping for a primer on the music sensation, you’ve come to the wrong place. Filmmaker R.J.
Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

NEW YORK — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Hasbro created confusion Thursday when it announced that it would drop the “Mr.” from the brand’s name in order to be more inclusive and so all could feel “welcome in the Potato Head world.
Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news.
Christian Siriano offers mountain glam for 2nd pandemic show

Christian Siriano offers mountain glam for 2nd pandemic show

NEW YORK — Christian Siriano opened his second show of the pandemic Thursday with two ladies in bed, models who emerged flawless in black one-pieces, then dressed for all to see before hitting the runway.
Alberta's budget promises more help for COVID-19 with a hard deficit

Alberta's budget promises more help for COVID-19 with a hard deficit

EDMONTON — Alberta’s COVID-19-era budget made a hard landing Thursday with an $18.2-billion deficit but also a promise that good times will return.
Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

Pembina Pipeline posts $1.2 billion loss on petrochemical, LNG project impairments

CALGARY — Pembina Pipeline Corp. is reporting a $1.2 billion net fourth-quarter loss thanks mainly to $1.6 billion in non-cash after-tax impairment charges on its proposals to build an Alberta petrochemical plant and Oregon LNG export facility.
New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

NEW YORK — Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with a mixture of caution and concern.